Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:56
Kobo has officially launched in India through partnerships with bookstores Crossword, W H Smith and electronics store Croma.
Kobo’s e-bookstore has also launched, featuring 95% of top-selling Indian authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Ramachandra Guha and Sachin Garg alongside international bestsellers such as Dan Brown, John...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:22
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:40
Penguin-owned Author Solutions Inc (ASI) has opened a self-publishing imprint called Partridge in India as it seeks to expand internationally.
Penguin bought Author Solutions in July for $116m (£73.3m) with Penguin c.e.o. John Makinson at the time saying "self-publishing has moved into the mainstream of our industry...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:15
Random House India and Cornerstone have acquired the next book in James Patterson's bestselling Private series, written in collaboration with Indian thriller author Ashwin Sanghi, with plans to release the new book in early 2014.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon bought rights to publish the book across the Random House...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 11:31
HarperCollins has taken full control of its India arm, following 10 years of running it in partnership with Living Media India (LMI).
With the terms of that partnership coming to an end, HarperCollins India has become a wholly owned subsidiary of HarperCollins Worldwide with immediate effect.
Brian Murray, president and c.e.o...
Wed, 22/08/2012 - 08:50
Amazon has opened an India Kindle store on Amazon.com, as well as launching the device for sale at Croma retail stores across the country.
The Kindle Store includes over one million titles, priced in rupees; the retailer is billing it "the largest selection,...
Mon, 23/04/2012 - 08:45
Schools and libraries specialist Raintree is launching into India with locally produced books that will be priced for the existing market, said m.d. Miles Stevens-Hoare.
The non-fiction list, which will be selected from Raintree's published titles, will launch in May, focusing on subjects including science and geography....
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 09:45
Australia and India have joined the UK and the US as world leaders in e-book adoption rates, according to Bowker Market Research’s Global eBook Monitor (GeM). Adult fiction is the main target of book buyers in the UK and Australia, while in India and South Korea the concentration is on professional books and academic textbooks.
Wed, 22/02/2012 - 10:13
The Indian book market grew by 45% in volume and 40% in value over the first half of 2011, with adult fiction the fastest-growing area of the market, according to Nielsen BookScan India figures as the panel marks its first full year of sales monitoring.
The panel now covers about 35% of the total trade retail market and has signed up...
Tue, 14/02/2012 - 10:00
Bloomsbury is setting up a new publishing business in India, with plans to develop Indian authorship and publishing programmes. Rajiv Beri, previously m.d. of Macmillan's Indian operations, is appointed to head the venture.
In a statement, the independent publisher, which has already been operating in India for 25 years...